What to Submit?
1 original, poem on ANY theme WHATSOEVER. ONLY THIS FORM IS ACCEPTABLE: MELTING SNOWBALL AS PER DEFINITION: A technique of steadily DECREASING the number of letters or syllables per word or line, or the number of words per line, is known by the Oulipo as a MELTING SNOWBALL.
YOU DECIDE ON THE NUMBER OF LINES
NO NAMES PLEASE
CAREFUL WITH SPELLING
First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions
Preparing Your Entry
Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts.
Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.
A Note to Poetry Contestants
You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.